TOC EventsPort of South LouisianaPort of StocktonTBA GroupThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Bühler GmbH
  • Port of Stockton
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Multimodal 2022
  • Sailors Society
  • Telestack

The Swedish Club shares knowledge

(Posted on 22/01/19)

The Swedish Club has launched its new edition of Claims at a Glance, a whistle-stop tour of cases and statistics taken from its experiences in Loss Prevention over the last three years. Claims at a Glance offers the Club’s own perspective on some of the real-life cases it has recently dealt with and provides updates on some of the Club’s key Loss Prevention publications from the last three years.

It makes interesting reading: in the time period studied the report finds that a pilot is on board ship during 30% of all collisions; 66% of all contacts and 58% of all groundings. It reports that 55% of all auxiliary engine claims occur within the first 1,000 hours of overhaul; and since the last report, you are now more likely to suffer a slip or fall on a bulk carrier than a container vessel or a tanker.

Claims at a Glance reviews both P&I and H&M issues ranging from cargo damage, navigational error and machinery through to piracy and injuries and illness.

Joakim Enström, Loss Prevention Officer at The Swedish Club believes in the importance of sharing the Club’s knowledge base: “Accidents do happen and as an insurer we experience them every day. We believe by being transparent and sharing our statistics and experience from handling claims that we can raise awareness of issues and highlight best practices.

“Many accidents are caused by poor decisions and so we believe it is important to try to understand why accidents happen, train the crew, and ensure they have the correct knowledge and understanding of risks.

“We are very pleased to see the industry trend is that the overall amount of insurance claims are not increasing,” he adds. “However the average cost for these claims is increasing. The best defence is to have a well implemented safety culture and efficient loss prevention.”

Latest News

Healthy bulk market helps Pacific Basin generate record interim results

(Posted on 05/08/22)

Pacific Basin Shipping Limited, one of the world’s leading dry bulk shipping companies, has announced... Read more


Spar Shipping bulker successfully completes biofuel-powered trial voyage

(Posted on 29/07/22)

A 10-day trial onboard a Spar Shipping AS bulk carrier enabled a reduction of at least 75% in carbon... Read more


Inmarsat report offers cyber-risk guidance amid escalating threats

(Posted on 25/07/22)

A new report published by Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, highlights... Read more


MHSS responds to new report on seafarer mental health

(Posted on 25/07/22)

Mental Health Support Solutions CEO and founder Charles Watkins welcomes the recently published report... Read more


CSM partners with Kadmos to automate crews’ salary pay-outs

(Posted on 18/07/22)

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) has announced a partnership with Berlin-based Fintech Kadmos to automate... Read more


North joins Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

(Posted on 18/07/22)

In the latest demonstration of its commitment to supporting a more sustainable maritime community, North... Read more


ClassNK releases "Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels (Edition2.0)"

(Posted on 18/07/22)

ClassNK has released the "Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels (Edtion 2.0)," which sets forth... Read more


Swire Bulk launches its first SE Asia - Europe liner service

(Posted on 01/07/22)

Swire Bulk will operate a new liner service between Southeast Asia and Europe from June 2022, providing... Read more


AtoB@C Shipping confirms additional electric hybrid vessel order

(Posted on 01/07/22)

AtoB@C Shipping, a subsidiary of Aspo Group’s ESL Shipping, has declared an option and order for... Read more


Seanergy announces additional share buybacks

(Posted on 01/07/22)

 Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. has announced that the Board of Directors has authorized an additional... Read more


TelestackMultimodal 2022Van AalstCleveland Cascades LtdCimbriaVigan
  • TBA Group

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping